Romeo 192 Recruit Journal Week 02

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Romeo 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: March 15, 2016

Graduates: May 6, 2016



Romeo-192 Blog Week 01-02

Stepping into week 01 at Cape May, NJ is like stepping on to the Jurassic Park Island for the first time. You think you’re going to be able to study the dinosaurs, but in actuality you spend a majority of the time trying to stay alive!! The dinosaurs on this Jurassic park are the company commanders who will stop at nothing to make us louder, faster and stronger!! Thankfully we have some local dinosaur experts to help us. We get a visit from the Chaplain every Tuesday and he gives us updates on current news and weather since were stranded on this island. Our mentors Admiral Nadeau and BMCM Hoefling talked to us on Saturday. They reminded us that we’re here for a reason and that it’s only 08 weeks.

Our 03 assist company commanders and our Lead company commander are intense!! Being here this first week and a half of training we’ve spent more time adapting to the operations of boot camp than having experiences we can say are surely ours alone. Looking at it now it’s not that complicated of a system to adapt to. If you don’t clean, you do a sweat circuit. If you speak incorrectly, you do a sweat circuit. If your eyes wander, you do sweat circuit. Now that we have figured that out hopefully we’ll be able to get on track. We’re excited to see what else in store for us!! Romeo-192 out!!

Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by a recruit currently involved in Coast Guard basic training. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this Journal do not necessarily reflect those of Training Center Cape May, the U.S. Coast Guard or the federal government and are the sole opinion of the author. Recruit Journals are written by personnel in a high-stress environment with little time, so please excuse grammar and punctuation in the above article. The staff at Training Center Cape May do not edit the journals in any way, so as to ensure authenticity of the content and messages.


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